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I tried some JavaScript bookmarks (that supposedly enable the browser to go fullscreen) but they don't seem to work with Chrome. When I open Chrome on OSX it doesn't take up the full-screen (unless I do Cmd-Shift-F). Anyone know a work around besides dragging the bottom right corner to the full width of the screen?


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F11 works in windows, not sure about on OS X but I imagine it will be the same – Crippledsmurf Jan 18 '11 at 15:52
Yeah, I'm looking more like the Maximize button in Windows. On OSX it only makes the window larger, but doesn't take a full screen approach. F11 on OSX brings up a different menu. – Valien Jan 18 '11 at 16:29
Right Zoom is an excellent solution. – Tom Stephens Jan 19 '11 at 3:49
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For Google Chrome, shift-click the Zoom button (the green + window button in the upper left hand corner). It will resize the window to use all available space.

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Awesome. That is what I was looking for! Many thanks. – Valien Jan 24 '11 at 14:21
is there any way to make this the default behavior with chrome, so that i dont have to hit the shift key, like it is in firefox ? – sam Oct 1 '12 at 12:02
Wow! Been wondering how to expand Chrome without using the resize corner for over a year! Thanks @Daniel Beck!! – Ben Duffin Feb 2 '14 at 12:26
This option is under "Maximizes the window" in the docs for Mac keyboard shortcuts: – rstackhouse Oct 16 '14 at 16:29

Go to the Help menu. In the search box at the top, type Full Screen.

The top hit will be a menu item; if you hover over it, OS X will pop up the View menu to show you the Enter Full Screen menu item, and you'll see that the keyboard shortcut is shift-command-f

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